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Why Brands, Bigtechs, Fintechs and Banks Are All Taking Notice of Banking as a Service

The Asia Pacific region is leading the way in a revolution that is changing the way consumers interact with financial services. Banking as a Service (BaaS) has been spreading rapidly over the last couple of years, enabling brands to offer

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Why We Should Eliminate Passwords as Passwordless Authentication Is the Future

The computer password has been around for more than 6 decades. The first password can be traced back to 1961 in Massachusetts when a computer at MIT was protected with a password for secure login. Incidentally, MIT’s time-sharing system was

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Artificial Intelligence as a Catalyst to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in financial services is all over the news, with some reports estimating it to be a US$450 billion opportunity. But what’s the real story around what AI can do? Beyond just automating certain processes, AI

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Unlocking APAC’s Cross-Border Commerce Opportunity with Embedded Payments

In Asia Pacific (APAC), the rapid development of cross-border e-commerce has fueled demand for cross-border payment capabilities and embedded financial solutions as small, online businesses embrace digital technologies to broaden their reach and go global, a recent report by Currencycloud shows. Embedded

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PayNet Appoints Farhan Ahmad as Its Group Chief Executive Officer

Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet), the national payments network and shared central infrastructure for Malaysia’s financial markets, has named Farhan Ahmad as its new Group Chief Executive Officer effective 12 April 2022, succeeding Peter Schiesser. Farhan was the Founder and Chief

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How Do You Approach Your Data in a New Way by Making It Smarter

In the era of rising customer expectations and savvier consumers, financial organisations are under increased pressure to provide customers with hyper-personalised experiences. In fact, more than half of customers expect to always have personalised offers and 66 percent expect companies

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Top Three Digital Fraud Prevention Trends for 2022

2021 was another memorable year. Organisations that built remote processes in response to the pandemic have spent the past year optimising and strengthening their systems to ensure a positive and secure customer experience. However, with identity theft, payment fraud, phishing,

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SecIron Ties up With CyberSecurity Malaysia to Boost Mobile App Security

SecIron announced a strategic alliance with Cybersecurity Malaysia (CSM) to boost awareness about the importance of securing mobile applications and IoT systems among businesses in Malaysia. The pandemic has especially resulted in most businesses going online which puts end users’

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Deep Dive: Uncovering Short-term Opportunities for Global Banking

The banking sector in Asia Pacific is filled with opportunity in 2022, whilst also facing intensified competition. Rapid infrastructure developments and emerging technologies coupled with the pandemic have accelerated digital adoption across the region. Industry wide initiatives, most notably the

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Why Risk-Averse Southeast Asian Banks Should Embrace a ‘Multicore’ Approach

The banking industry is in the midst of a period of intense transformation in Southeast Asia, and indeed the world, driven in part by the pandemic, but also influenced heavily by changing consumer demand and fast-moving technological innovation. Predicting the

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